Aubree Weiley is an internationally recognized arts administrator and educator with extensive experience in social development and community engagement programs and curriculum.
Currently, Weiley works as a member of the faculty and manager of community partnerships at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she develops and implements a groundbreaking multi-level curriculum in citizen artistry and community engagement. In this role, she has pioneered new institutional partnerships and oversees several programs in senior living communities, schools, civic facilities, community development organizations and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Her prior residencies as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa studying Basotho music and culture and as a New England Conservatory Sistema Fellow working with music programs in Venezuela, Brazil, and Peru cemented her belief that sharing and learning through the arts brings great pleasure, deepens societal and personal development, and builds stronger, healthier communities.
But it was during her tenure at the grassroots, tuition-free People’s Music School in Chicago that Weiley gained a profound understanding of community music programs and the powerful breadth of their social impact. Here, she instituted and oversaw a comprehensive K-12 curriculum and produced a series of 240+ concerts and educational performances for the public. As program director, Weiley worked closely with executive staff in fundraising and non-profit management, as well as strategic partnership cultivation and financial accounting and reporting.
Weiley has served as a board member of the Sunlight African Community Center and Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools, faculty at North Park University, a grant reviewer for the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, a longtime adjudicator for the Chicago High School for the Arts, and a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Youth in Music Festival Committee.
She holds degrees in music from Northwestern University and the New England Conservatory.